U.S. Attorney General William Barr testifies before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, in Washington D.C., the United States, on April 9, 2019. U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday he will release a redacted version of the Mueller report from the Russia probe "within a week" at a hearing in Congress. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)
WASHINGTON, April 9 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday he will release a redacted version of the Mueller report from the Russia probe "within a week" at a hearing in Congress.
"This process is going along very well and my original timetable of being able to release this by mid-April stands, so I think that from my standpoint, within a week I will be in a position to release the report to the public," Barr told a Democrat-led House panel.
Barr told the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies that part of the report, the result of the investigation into the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and obstruction of justice, would need to be blacked out, such as information that is subject to grand-jury secrecy rules.
Barr did not commit to providing the full report to Congress, despite requests by Democratic lawmakers.
Barr on March 24 released a synopsis of the report on allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, suggesting that special counsel Robert Mueller did not reach a conclusion on whether President Donald Trump had obstructed justice, and that Mueller's findings are "not sufficient" to support a charge. Trump has touted Barr's summary as a "complete exoneration" and agreed to releasing the report, saying he had "nothing to hide."
Mueller submitted his report on March 22. He took over the Russia probe in May 2017 after Trump abruptly fired former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey.
Russia has denied any meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.